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Stephen Colbert Calls Trump’s National Emergency Plan ‘Insane’

'Late Show' host and others went after the president on Thursday night for everything connected to funding the border security wall — even before Friday's actions

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Liberal late-night hosts are unsurprisingly not behind President Donald Trump’s plan to declare a national emergency on the border in order to secure full funding for a promised border wall — which he just signed on Friday morning.

“Late Show” host Stephen Colbert said on Thursday evening that Trump’s declaring a national emergency at the border “of course, would be insane. It would be usurping Congress’ power. There would be immediate court challenges — many in his own party say it would set a terrible precedent of unconstitutional overreach by the executive branch.”

“Daily Show” host Trevor Noah also wasn’t behind the plan and tackled the news on his show on Thursday night as well.

“That’s right, people. President Trump is finally declaring a national emergency at the border. Which is weird, because normally in an emergency, you don’t spend months debating whether or not something is an emergency. Like, it’s normally pretty clear,” said Noah.

Related: Joy Villa Thanks Donald Trump for His Plan to Declare a National Emergency

The comedian added, “Now a lot of people are saying that this could backfire on Republicans because it sets a precedent: The next president can come in and declare a national emergency on anything: Climate change or gun violence — and that’s if it’s a Democrat.”

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Celebrities like Rob Reiner, Rosie O’Donnell and John Cusack have also gone after Trump for his plan to declare a national emergency.

Is this any surprise?

And where would these so-called comedians and stars be without this president — since all they do is criticize him for every move he makes?

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